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Characterizing the robustness of science : after the practice turn in philosophy of science

Author: Lena Soler
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2012.
Series: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, v. 292.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Annotation Featuring contributions from the world's leading experts on the subject and based partly on several detailed case studies, this volume is a comprehensive analysis of the scientific notion of robustness as well as of the general reliability of science.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Characterizing the robustness of science.
Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2012
(DLC) 2011945063
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lena Soler
ISBN: 9789400727595 9400727593 9400727585 9789400727588
OCLC Number: 782911569
Description: 1 online resource (x, 372 pages).
Contents: Introduction: The Solidity of Scientific Achievements: Structure of the Problem, Difficulties, Philosophical Implications / Léna Soler --
Robustness, Reliability, and Overdetermination (1981) / William C. Wimsatt --
Robustness: Material, and Inferential, in the Natural and Human Sciences / William C. Wimsatt --
Achieving Robustness to Confirm Controversial Hypotheses: A Case Study in Cell Biology / Emiliano Trizio --
Multiple Derivability and the Reliability and Stabilization of Theories / Hubertus Nederbragt --
Robustness of an Experimental Result: The Example of the Tests of Bell's Inequalities / Catherine Dufourt and Léna Soler --
Scientific Images and Robustness / Catherine Allamel-Raffin and Jean-Luc Gangloff --
Are We Still Babylonians? The Structure of the Foundations of Mathematics from a Wimsattian Perspective / Ralf Krömer --
Rerum Concordia Discors: Robustness and Discordant Multimodal Evidence / Jacob Stegenga --
Robustness of Results and Robustness of Derivations: The Internal Architecture of a Solid Experimental Proof / Léna Soler --
Multiple Means of Determination and Multiple Constraints of Construction: Robustness and Strategies for Modeling Macromolecular Objects / Frédéric Wieber --
Understanding Scientific Practices: The Role of Robustness Notions / Mieke Boon --
The Robustness of Science and the Dance of Agency / Andrew Pickering --
Dynamic Robustness and Design in Nature and Artifact / Thomas Nickles.
Series Title: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, v. 292.
Responsibility: edited by Léna Soler [and others].
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